ANDERSON LEADS DEBATE ON CARAVAN REGISTRATION COSTS
Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson today in the NSW Parliament was proud to represent the Tamworth and District Caravan and Leisure Club on the cost of registration for caravans.
Mr Anderson said that he was pleased to respond to the petition regarding the differences in caravan registration costs between New South Wales and other states.
“I would like to thank the Tamworth and District Caravan and Leisure Club for advocating on behalf of their many members on this important issue.
“The NSW Government has already undertaken work in the way of improving registration costs for the caravanning community and is very serious about implementing a better and fairer system for all New South Wales motorists.
“The Government is considering changing the current weight bands to a precise cost-per-kilogram weight charge.
“This would ensure registration charges align exactly with the weight of the caravan, which would be an important improvement in the fairness of charges.
“A new charging proposal for caravans is a policy option coming out of this review that would see registration charges reduced by between 5 and 45 per cent compared to current private registration rates, depending on the weight of the caravan.
“For example, registration for an average sized caravan weighing around 1,600 kilograms would go from about $390 annually to about $225 annually, a 40 per cent reduction. A small camper-trailer’s weight charge would decrease by $30 annually, a 28 per cent decrease.
“I would again like to thank Frank and Pam Wilson of the Tamworth and District Caravan and Leisure Club and members of the club for taking on this important issue on behalf of not only the Tamworth community but the wider caravanning community,” Mr Anderson concluded.